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“Just Say Yes”: How Improvisation and Craft Shaped the Restoration of the Chicago Athletic Association Building

By Paul Alessandro Improvisation is the art of crafting a story based on bits of information contributed by the audience as well as fellow performers. Each night in improv theaters all over Chicago, actors use a simple rule to forward their improvisations and support one another&rsquo...

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Pastforward 2016: Opening Plenary, Stephanie K. Meeks

These are the remarks made by National Trust President and CEO Stephanie K. Meeks in Houston, TX. The full transcription of the talk is in the additional resources links below. #TrustLive #Houston2016 #PastForward #ReUrbanism


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PastForward 2016: preservationVOICES

Recorded on November 18 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session built on conversations begun at PastForward 2015 . Panelists discussed the role historic sites play in racial healing and social and environmental justice, exploring how places can help us uncover and tell the...


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PastForward 2016: preservationPLACES

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session examined activating historic places as a strategy to better teach history, tell stories, and promote reconciliation and healing. Nina Simon of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History , kicked off the session was...


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PastForward 2016: preservationLIVABILITY

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session explored the starring role that historic preservation can play in the rebirth of urban areas through reinvestment and reuse of existing places. Preservation helps create livable, vibrant, equitable, and creative...


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Eastern State Penitentiary: National Trust’s Trustees Emeritus Award for Stewardship

By Sara Jane (Sally) Elk The National Trust’s Trustees Emeritus Award for Stewardship, presented during PastForward 2016 in Houston , came at a perfect time for Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary . Over the past 29 years, Eastern State has transformed from an abandoned...

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Making the Past Come Alive Through Historic Places

By Glenn Wilson and Essence Wilson Why is it sometimes so difficult for Americans to connect with our history? Perhaps some of us take our history for granted or get hung up on the parts that are not so positive. And could it also be that the way history is traditionally presented is ......

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationLIVABILITY

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session explored the starring role that historic preservation can play in the rebirth of urban areas through reinvestment and reuse of existing places. Preservation helps create livable, vibrant, equitable, and creative...

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationPLACES

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session examined activating historic places as a strategy to better teach history, tell stories, and promote reconciliation and healing. Nina Simon of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History , kicked off the session was...

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationVOICES

Recorded on November 18 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session built on conversations begun at PastForward 2015 . Panelists discussed the role historic sites play in racial healing and social and environmental justice, exploring how places can help us uncover and tell the full...

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